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Thread: The long cut

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    Tim, you just saved me $$$ getting my problem diagnosed :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    Most of the time I do what Tim suggests. There are just a few exceptions -usually if the border is a solid fabric where a seam would be apparent or if the fabric is directional or has motifs that would clearly show a seam unless I matched it like wallpaper (even then I usually just match it like wallpaper! :wink: )

    If your fabric is a non-directional print, seams will usually be hidden. The small difference in fabric flexibility is not likely to be a factor if you cut and sew carefully.

    Often I will use a diagonal seam when joining border pieces. I can't remember why... I probably had a teacher tell me to do that or read it in a book or something...
    Cathe,

    It's stronger than a simple butt joint.

    tim

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    the only real phobia I have with borders is that I have to make them skinny cuz I'm still a "stitch in the ditch" machine quilter...haven't graduated to free motion yet and if you make the borders over 3" you have to have some type of quilting in them...(IMHO)....I am going to try to do a simple wave pattern on one someday soon....see how that goes!

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    butts? :shock: ... joints? :shock: ... this conversation in this forum has really taken a nose dive
    8) :mrgreen:

    P.S. simple wavy is good, CQ, and won't require dogless freemotion. crosshatch, or just diagonal lines are also easy to do in continuous lines using a regular (or walking) foot.

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    Well, Patrice...in all that stuff I got from my MIL I got some actual quilting patterns ...some in books and some on templates! I was thrilled...just need to learn how to use them now! LOL and one of the templates is a simple "s" wave...looks easy enuf to do with the walking foot...so am going to try it on a TR this next week...I hope!

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    it will be beeeeooooteeeeful. just you wait and see. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Tim, you just saved me $$$ getting my problem diagnosed :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Just call me "Dr. Tim". How can I help you?

    tim in san jose

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    i could use a shoebox of $50s, please

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    Dear Dr. Tim,
    Every morning up on waking, I pour my coffee and sit at my sewing table and discuss with my singer our plans for the day. After pouring my second cup I go to the computer and spend and hour or two discussing quilting with other others who also enjoy this craft. The whole time that I am on the computer, I find my eyes drawn to my sewing machine, sitting there forlorn, alone, longing to be used…. I feel tremendous guilt for leaving it unattended. So, I cut my time short in the chat room to go to my machine… I lovingly dust it off and sit down and start sewing, a sense of peace and calm settles over me. But then, I glance over to the table, and there is my cutting mat, fabric and rotary cutter…. They look so lonely, wanting to do what they were made to do….so sad that they are being ignored. Now I am torn between the two, do I cut out more pieces, do I sew more pieces together, if only I had two more hands and arms! Oh no, now the fabric stash has got my attention….it is calling out to me, “come look at us, take us out, do not ignore us!” My memo board catches my attention, all the clippings and sketches staring back at me. Now what, I think as my computer dings… new emails, a sale at a quilting website, more fabric, threads, notions, I want to see what they have on sale, here is one on more free patterns, this one has pictures, another with instructions, but I need to quilt, I need to cut out fabric, I need to check my stash, write down more ideas…. Oh Dr. Tim, What Should I Do?????

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    Patrice...you just made me laugh so loud I woke Alicia!! LMBO!!! Rule here is if you wake 'em you watch 'em...so don't be surprised if fedx delivers a rather wiggly giggly box your way. (Just kidding she's way to cute to give away, even sleepy! :D )

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